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Bearden is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bearden is a name that comes from the Norman personal name Burdo, which is thought to be of Germanic origin.

Bearden Early Origins



The surname Bearden was first found in Essex where they were granted lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings. Baron Burden appears in the Role of Battel Abbey and the Domesday Book as holding lands held by the Count of Mortain and leased to Richard de Surdeval.

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Bearden Spelling Variations


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Bearden Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bearden family name include Burdon, Burden, Bourden, Bourdon, Birden, Berden, Burdin, Burdin, Burdun, Burdon, Burdune, Burghdone, Burdoun and many more.

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Bearden Early History


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Bearden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bearden research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1128, 1166, 1180, 1217, 1273, 1296, 1333, 1467, 1497, 1574, 1758, 1764, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Bearden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bearden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bearden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bearden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bearden In Ireland


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Bearden In Ireland



Some of the Bearden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bearden family to immigrate North America:

Bearden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos. H. Bearden, aged 32, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1893

Bearden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Timothy Bearden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Kilcumin, in 1900
  • John Thomas Bearden, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1908
  • Ima Lita Bearden, aged 27, who settled in America from East Cowes, England, in 1911
  • Edgar Eric Bearden, aged 2, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • Elmo O'Neal Bearden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearden (post 1700)



  • Bessye J. Bearden (1893-1943), American journalist
  • Carl Bearden (b. 1956), American Republican politician for Missouri [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2011, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Milton Bearden (b. 1940), retired American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  • Jonathan Scott Bearden (b. 1985), American actor
  • Henry Eugene "Gene" Bearden (1920-2004), American Major League Baseball left-handed knuckleball pitcher
  • Romare Bearden (1911-1988), African American artist and writer
  • Sharon Bearden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marcus D. Bearden (1830-1885), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1868-69 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. T. Bearden, American politician, Candidate for Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1861 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eleanor Bearden, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2011, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Bearden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bearden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 June 2017 at 22:25.

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